‘Dirty Harry’ Touring Bicycle Accident: A ‘Dangerous’ Idea?
Posted On June 18, 2021
By Brian McNamara, Associated PressThe U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to hear a case in which a young man and a bicycle crash killed his bicycle.
The man in the crash was a 15-year-old college student who was riding his bike on a residential street in Florida when he was struck by the back of the bike.
He died instantly, while the bike was dragged along a rural road, according to the Associated Press.
The woman in the bicycle crash is a 27-year old college student in Michigan.
She was riding her bike on the same road when she was hit.
Her injuries are not life-threatening, but she is now suing the city and county of Flint for negligent design of her bicycle, according the AP.
The court has until Sept. 10 to decide.
The crash took place on a road that had been paved with gravel and was a “dangerous” and “unsafe” place for children, the Associated State Law Journal reports.
The judge has ordered a safety review of the road, which will include assessing “the extent of and the impact of pedestrian crossings, vehicular crossings, and the use of crosswalks.”